Brunsviga Calculating Machine Component

Brunsviga Calculating Machine Component

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Description
This object was collected by Brooklyn high school teacher and historian of mathematics L. Leland Locke and held by the Museums of the Peaceful Arts in New York City before coming to the Smithsonian. It consists of a steel frame, shaft and gears with metal number wheels. Eighteen large number wheels are on the right, each with the numbers from 0 to 9. Ten smaller wheels are on the left, each carrying the numbers from 0 to 8 in white and then from 9 to 1 in red. The wing nuts at either end are used for zeroing, while a lever in front sets the decimal point. A bell is on the left side. Compare to calculating machine 309542 (a Brunsviga Midget).
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Grimme, Natalis & Co.
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 24 cm x 6 cm; 1 9/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1983.3003.001
nonaccession number
1983.3003
catalog number
1983.3003.001
Credit Line
Gift of L. Leland Locke
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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